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|Scientific Name||Ancistrus jataiensis Fisch-Muller, Cardoso, da Silva & Bertaco, 2005|
|Type Locality||Mambaí, córrego Jataí, tributary of rio Vermelho, 14°29'S, 46°06'W, rio Tocantins basin, Goías, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||an SISS truss|
|Etymology||The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. Named for Córrego Jataí, a tributary of Rio Vermelho, Rio Tocatins basin, Brazil, this species type locality.|
|Size||54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.|
|Sexing||Males develop soft tentacles on the head and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.|
|Distribution||South America: known only from the type locality, a small tributary of the rio Vermelho, upper Tocantins basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia, Vermelho, Jatai (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||Ancistrus should be fed mainly on vegetarian foods. Prepared foods include algae wafers and spirulina based sinking food. Vegetables such as courgette/zucchini, and (English) cucumber are an excellent addition to the diet, along with the odd, small amount of more meaty foods.|
|Compatibility||A good complement to most aquariums, they are not aggressive to other species. Males may fight over territory if kept in too small a tank.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.|
|Breeding||All Ancistrus species are cave-breeders, where the male looks after the eggs and young fry.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 112 (no. 2), pp 567, Fig. 4.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:25 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)|